The rule of law
Children learn about national laws, justice and how the justice system protects us all. In school, children understand the rationale behind school rules and sometimes play a part in deciding these rules.
Children learn about the electoral process at national and local level, teachers use news items and national debates as the basis for class discussion and learning. In school, children choose school council members to represent their views. In personal relationships and play, children are encouraged to respect the views of the majority; Year 6 play leaders are used to support children to resolve arguments and choose activities.
Children learn about historical struggles for freedom, independence and electoral representation. Teachers discuss with classes the balance between individual freedom and the safety of society / community, children use discursive texts to explore these tensions. In school, children are educated about their human rights and responsibilities and the differences across countries and time periods.
Mutual respect and tolerance
All staff model respect for children, each other, parents/carers and the wider community. Children learn about diversity, and the common strands running through world religions. In school, children are expected to show understanding of other faiths and cultures and to treat everyone with equal respect. At St. Saviour's we say hello, we all hold doors open for each other, basic manners demonstrate our equality and mutual respect.
What children learn about British Values at St. Saviour's Church of England Junior School